Community Engagement

The University of Notre Dame embraces its identity as a longstanding anchor institution in St. Joseph County and the surrounding region. The University’s day-to-day operations, budget allocations, classroom and research initiatives, and public leadership consistently demonstrate the institutional commitment to community engagement for the common good.

The culture of service—built on convictions inherent to our mission—is highly integrated across campus. Over 80% of Notre Dame students participate in some form of service learning or service during their undergraduate career. Commitment to service continues after graduation: approximately 10% of each year’s class spends a year or more in full-time volunteer service after graduation.

In recent years, Notre Dame has deepened its efforts to make its community engagement posture more strategic, responsive, and attuned to measuring impact. Learn more at